COVID-19: Regional media roundup

Around the world, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen over 9,000,000. Nations across Asia are battling the virus in their own ways with varying degrees of success. At the Asia Media Centre, we've gathered media coverage from across the region as countries grapple with the pandemic. 

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world and in Asia 



Read Chinese media reports:

Caixin Global: World looks to China for COVID solutions
Sixth Tone:  Beijing contains new outbreak - and searches for its source
Think China:  A traditional Chinese medicine approach to the coronavirus


South Korea

Read South Korean media reports:

Yonhap News Agency: South Korea COVID figures dip 
The Korea Herald:  Asymptomatic COVID carriers could be 10x - expert
The Korea Times: Doctors recommend patients be released earlier


Read Japan media reports:

The Japan Times: AI joins the fight against COVID in Japan
The Japan Times: Widespread cancellation of community events in Japan
The Japan News: Latest coronavirus data (graph)


Read Singapore media reports:

Today: COVID-19: Where the clusters are
Channel News Asia: Singapore eases lockdown as cases surge
Straits Times: How the pandemic will change Singapore's Universities


Read India media reports:

The Times of India: Coronavirus live rolling updates
Hindustan Times: COVID lockdown will lift in Delhi, despite 36k cases
The Print: Migrant workers push COVID deep into rural India



Read Indonesia media reports:

The Jakarta Post: COVID set for big impact on Indonesian economy 
The Jakarta Globe: Indonesians get tax breaks on COVID donations


Read Myanmar media reports:

Myanmar Times: Authorities crack down on mask use
Frontier Myanmar: COVID pushes rural Myanmar towards the money-lenders


Read Vietnam media reports:

Viet Nam News: Vietnam marks more than two months without a COVID case



Read Philippines media reports:

Philippine Star: Live updates: COVID-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines
Rappler: Philippines to bring home bodies of dead workers from Saudi Arabia


Read Malaysia media reports:

Malaysiakini: COVID-19 cases in Malaysia (graph)
New Straits Times: Malaysia still mulling travel "bubble"

- Asia Media Centre